How To Take Your Makeup To The Next Level

Odds are you have an every-day makeup routine, whether that means throwing on some concealer and mascara before running out the door or taking the time to get your skin, eyes and lips just right. But if you feel like your look could use a little extra oomph, there’s no need to toss your existing products and start from scratch because these high-tech and innovative tools are just what you need to step up your makeup game.


Artis brushes
Artis brushes look drastically different than the brushes you’re used to, and there’s a reason for that. Engineered for self-application (so handles don’t get in the way of your handiwork) each style is densely packed with super-fine bristles that work with powders and creams on any part of the face. Not sure where to start? Start with the 5 Brush Set or sign up for the Elite Brush Subscription and you’ll get one surprise brush each month for the next year—and have all the tools you need for a flawless face.


The NIYA Beauty app
If you need help with technique or simply just don’t know what makeup you should be using, one-on-one time with a professional makeup artist (as opposed to a store salesperson) is the way to go. This new app connects you to a pro via video chat so you can assess your makeup stash, create the ideal look for day or night and get recommendations for the must-haves that will round out your routine.


Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro Wide View
Mirror, mirror on the wall… Who’s the most high-tech of them all? With this triple-panel smart-mirror you can see yourself from virtually every angle, get up close and personal with 10x magnification, simulate natural sunlight so there are no surprises when you step outside and even adjust the settings to recreate the light in any environment you may find yourself in (and save them for before the next time you go). Compatible with Alexa, your Nest cam and IFTTT, this magic mirror is WiFi-enabled, cordless (and rechargeable) and it also has a motion sensor so it lights up automatically as you approach it.


ZIIP Beauty
Starting with a perfect canvas (in this case, your skin) is a sure-fire way to get a flawless makeup finish. This handheld energy-based device delivers nano- and microcurrent directly to the cells to promote collagen and elastin production, minimize acne, boost circulation, speed healing and reveal an overall smoother, healthier, younger-looking complexion. Use the app on your phone to select from seven targeted treatments, and with time you may be able to skip the foundation altogether.


Prada Tessuto Beauty Case
A fancy carry-all for your cosmetics keeps everything in place, and just may inspire you to kick your efforts up a notch. Featuring two zippered compartments, a leather handle and a punchy geometric-print interior, it looks as good on your vanity at home as it does on the go.